Many of us can acknowledge and admit getting sucked into social media. This year, as a whole I have dedicated to being more purposeful, being more intentional and allowing that to reflect in my everyday living and online life.
Ive felt a pull to push back on social, for months now. To get back to the real me, which honestly was pen and paper, writing poems, allowing my words and feelings to flow. To capture real life with my camera, in the beginning with film and now convenient with digital, providing the opportunity to take as many photos as I can, not worrying as much about the perfect shot, because knowing that I am able to capture multiple. My blog and photos on Flickr. Both of which I had long before many of the “popular” social sites showed up and began dominating… Allowing my creativity to flow, without judgment, restriction.
There is life beyond social media, a tool that I have come to appreciate, but also one that I choose to not allow to dominate my time or life. Modeling for my children as well. Much of my realization and growth has been fueled through our home shifts and changes. All of which has been modeled by our current life.
I have felt this pull for a while, sure things can be “personalized” on these social sites – but its not true personalization. Many people we are all “friends” with, but really thats almost diluted the real meaning of what a “friend” is. 2020 will be a year of growth. I can feel it.